, will be given by Dr Paul Taylor, deputy curator of the Photographic Collection at the Warburg Institute in London and a specialist in Dutch seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art and art theory.The text of the Hofstede de Groot Lecture will be published as the first volume in a new series of publications (Waanders Publishers).Dr James Lawson, Lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh, explores how the observer occupies an increasingly odd position in relation to what is to be seen in Vermeer's paintings.The young Vermeer presents a unique opportunity to compare directly the three earliest paintings by Johannes Vermeer.208 pages 133 colour photographs 30 b&w photographs boek=1784&rubriek= &herkomst=zoekterm=j The Montias Database of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art Inventories Frick Library has provided an invaluable internet interface with the database compiled Montias during his studies.
Searches may be performed on specific artists, types of objects (painting, prints, drawings), subject matter etc.
from the Frick website: The Montias database, compiled by late Yale University Professor John Michael Montias, contains information from 1,280 inventories of goods (paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, etc.) owned by people living in seventeenth century Amsterdam.
Drawn from the Gemeentearchief (now known as the Stadsarchief), the actual dates of the inventories range from 1597–1681.
Paul Taylor has distinguished himself with his investigation of several key Dutch painting concepts, such as houding, gloe and ‘lakheid, on which he has published various scholarly articles: "The Concept of 'Houding’ in Dutch Art Theory" (1992); "The Glow in Late Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Dutch Paintings" (1998); "Flatness in Dutch Art: Theory and Practice"(2008).
By thoroughly analysing these terms, searching for comparable terms in Italian and French writings, and linking them with pictorial aspects of Dutch seventeenth-century painting and drawing, he has singled out in a remarkably original fashion several pictorial qualities that are characteristic of Dutch visual art in the Golden Age. Other than Vermeer’s masterwork, other pieces will restored and ready for the 2013 reopening of the Rijksmuseum.